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Union Pacific will invest more than $7 million to enhance the rail line that runs from St. Paul, Minn., to Hudson, Wis. The nearly 24-mile project includes removing and installing rail and more than 40,000 ties, as well as renewing the surfaces at 26 grade crossings. Crews will also spread 12,850 to ...
Metrolink's plans to implement Positive Train Control in southern California ahead of the federal mandate received a boost last week when the agency received $46.3 million dollars in funds to support the installation of the new rail safety technology. The California Transportation Commi ...
18 August 2011

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California's Caltrain said an analysis of preliminary data has indicated that the Peninsula's rail corridor can accommodate integrated high-speed rail and Caltrain service largely through modernizing and then sharing the corridor's existing track infrastructure in most areas. The analy ...
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority plans to extend the Amtrak-operated Downeaster passenger rail service from Portland to Brunswick, Maine. Parsons Brinkerhoff has evaluated six potential sites located along the rail corridor in Brunswick for the development of a train layover fac ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Illinois Department of Transportation a $1,304,400 grant for the modernization of the Oak Forest Metra Rail Station. "Today's funding for the Oak Forest Metra Station will increase the appeal of public transit as an affordable, ...
Phoenix, Ariz.-based Swift Transportation plans to start a new COFC Intermodal service into and out of Mexico. The COFC network will service between the U.S. and North Eastern Mexico, Central Mexico, Guadalajara and Mexico City areas. This service is in conjunction with its rail partner, Kansas ...
Public transit systems are faced with implementing new service cuts and fare increases on top of cuts and increases enacted during the past budget cycle, according to a new study released by the American Public Transportation Association. Nearly 80 percent of public transit systems have already ...
The Exposition Construction Authority has awarded a $542 million contract for the design and construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Corridor light rail in California to the joint venture of Skanska/Rados. Parsons Brinckerhoff will design the project on behalf of the Skanska/Rados design-build team. ...
ARG Trans has signed an interim contract with the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay to operate the Coos Bay rail line, known as Coos Bay Rail Link. ARG Trans also announced the appointment of Tom Foster as CBR's general manager. ARG Trans President Scott Parkinson said, "We ar ...
Metropolitan Transit Authority's Long Island Rail Road in New York is launching a pilot program using wireless, hand-held Ticket Issuing Machines (TIMS) that will allow customers to purchase tickets on board trains with all major credit cards and with a ‘debit-as-credit' card, including Vi ...
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